Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why You Should Upgrade to an AC That Uses Puron (R-410A)

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

In the realm of air conditioning, the evolution of technology has been fast, bringing about advancements that enhance cooling efficiency and contribute to environmental sustainability.

One major innovation is the switch from older refrigerants to newer refrigerant blends with improved efficiency and environmental benefits. Puron (a brand name for R-410A) is the current refrigerant used in most residential and commercial air conditioning systems. Learn how we’re leading the way with helping customers upgrade to Puron eefrigerant AC systems in Clovis, CA.

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Make Sure You Schedule AC Maintenance Before the Summer Heat

Monday, April 1st, 2024

As the temperatures start to climb with the beginning of spring, your air conditioning system becomes an indispensable asset in keeping your home cool and comfortable. However, the last thing you want is for it to break down on a scorching summer day. The key to ensuring your AC runs smoothly throughout the season is to schedule regular maintenance before the heat wave hits. For AC maintenance in Fresno contact Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

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What Exactly Is “Puron” and How Is It Different From Other Refrigerants?

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

If you don’t have deep knowledge of the refrigerants used for air conditioning systems and heat pumps, that’s fine. This is a technical field and you want to leave any work with refrigerants to certified HVAC professionals. For example, you might think that the refrigerant in your current AC is called “freon.” But freon isn’t a general term. It’s a brand name for a specific type of refrigerant. And it probably isn’t what your AC uses. Your AC or heat pump probably uses Puron

What’s the difference and why is it important? This is useful information to have, so we’ll go over the basics below.

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your Home

Monday, August 21st, 2023

A common problem people encounter with air conditioning systems during hot weather is when the AC is running, but not all of the house receives an even distribution of cooling. There will always be some fluctuations in temperature throughout a house because of factors like lower insulation and radiant heat exposure. But a professionally installed air conditioner should make these minor. If professionals accurately sized the air conditioner for the home when it was installed, the AC should deliver the necessary comfort to all areas connected to the ventilation system. 

What can cause an AC to struggle to provide even cooling? We’ll look at several possible causes and help you understand when you need air conditioning repair—or maybe even a full system replacement. When you’re searching for “AC repair or air conditioning installation near me,” Purl’s is the first company to call.

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5 Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Each time your air conditioning system comes on, do you wonder how much longer it’s going to last? Probably not. But you know that eventually there’ll be a time when it won’t work anymore. No hard-working mechanical system like an AC can last forever. Hopefully, you’ll get ahead of a failed air conditioning in Oakhurst, CA and have time to arrange for our experts at Purl’s to replace it with a new one. 

But we’re not here to talk about your next air conditioning system. We’re here to talk about how you can get your current one to run for as long as possible. We have five tips that will help maximize the lifetime of your home’s AC.

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How Heat Extremes Affect Your AC

Monday, June 26th, 2023

We can expect to have another hot summer here in the Central Valley, with days that will rise into the triple digits. You’ll need to rely on your AC to work dependably during these heat waves. Remember that you can call us for air conditioning service Fresno, CA and elsewhere in the Central Valley when your cooling system starts to fall behind. 

In this post, we want to look closer at how heat affects an air conditioning system. This information can help you best deal with intense heat.

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Can I Save Money on Cooling by Closing Room Vents?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Homeowners sometimes look at the louvers on the air vents in the rooms around their house and think, “Can’t I just shut that vent so no cool air is sent into this room? That at least means I’m not wasting extra money cooling it.”

This isn’t how vent covers or your air conditioning system works. In fact, shutting room vents can create much worse problems that may lead to you needing to call us for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA. There are other ways you can save money with your air conditioning system, as well as ways to limit cooling to rooms.

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Why You AC Won’t Keep Up With the Heat

Monday, May 15th, 2023

It can be awful to have an air conditioner working away during the day, running almost constantly, and still have a house that’s too stuffy and hot. If you’re currently having this trouble, you may need the assistance of a licensed HVAC contractor. Our repair professionals will see that your cooling system receives the assistance necessary to work its best with our skilled air conditioning repairs in Fresno, CA.

Below are some possibilities for why your AC may not be keeping up with the summer heat.

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When an AC Runs for Too Long

Monday, May 1st, 2023

We’ve written before about the problem of a short-cycling air conditioner, which is when an AC stops its cooling cycle (which usually lasts 15–20 minutes) earlier than normal, then continues to turn on and off rapidly. This is a serious problem that often requires calling for repairs.

There is the opposite version of this problem—an air conditioner that runs for far too long. When an air conditioner spends more than 30 minutes on its cooling cycle, or won’t stop cooling at all, it’s a huge waste of energy and will make the house too cold.

There are several reasons you may start to see this “nonstop AC” problem in your home. You can count on our technicians to find out the exact problem and have it fixed.

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Why Spring Maintenance Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your AC

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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Now that the weather in the Central Valley has started to warm up, it really is starting to feel like spring. Although it’s still not hot enough that you’ll need to run your home’s air conditioning system quite yet, you can use this time to arrange for an all-important job: scheduling professional AC maintenance in Fresno, CA with our team of experienced professionals.

We talk about HVAC maintenance often during the year, with reminders in spring for ACs and in fall for heating systems. This isn’t just because we want to get your business. It’s also because we know how beneficial professional tune-ups and inspections are for heating and cooling systems. Maintenance is one of the best services you can have for your air conditioning system. Here are a few reasons why.

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